PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Since 1994, Karuna Center has pioneered effective, multi-sector training programs and community-based projects that promote genuine dialogue, cooperative problem solving, reconciliation, and non-violent solutions in over 25 conflict-affected countries on 4 continents. We work with a wide range of stakeholders including: government ministries, parliamentarians, civil society leaders, faith groups, business leaders, the security sector, religious leaders, educators, and where appropriate, rebel groups.
Our programs are always developed in concert with local partners to develop their capacity to sustain the work beyond the life of the project.
OUR PROGRAM AND SERVICES INCLUDE:
• Design and delivery of peacebuilding programs
• Seminars and trainings on a wide variety of peacebuilding topics
• Capacity building for organizations in conflict transformation
• Conflict assessments
• Consultative services to government agencies, development firms, and civil society organizations
• Risk assessments and stakeholder relations for businesses working in conflict-affected environments
• Evaluation of peacebuilding programs
• Keynote address and lectures
Learn more about our current and past projects: WHERE WE WORK
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Amherst, MA 01002 USA
WHERE WE WORK
"I think Karuna Center has been very successful in convincing the CA members and other leaders that it is important to hear what the other person, particularly your opponent, is saying. The more there is difficulty in understanding, then more you need to hear them. KCP has helped us to understand each other’s constraints, each other’s expectations, each other’s challenges and that when forming a constitution and when one is entering peace process, it is not about one ideology, it is about finding the right combination."
"My work with Karuna Center gave me the confidence that I could do more than manage logistics for development projects and inspired me to start my own organization in 2003. Karuna Center was the first organization to work with us as a partner. Today we provide facilitation, program development, and consultation for grassroots groups as well as international organizations."
“It was a pleasure working with you on this program. I was proud of this effort and raised it frequently with senior leaders as an example of a creative public diplomacy program that targeted an issue “on the front lines of national security.” Having worked on Libyan, Iraqi, Iranian, Palestinian-Israeli, Afghan and Pakistani issues, I know how important it is for the United States to identify constructive ways to “get people out of the violence and terrorism business.” Many in the CPN-M rank and file join violent groups because they feel there are few other avenues open to them; you offer true constructive alternatives. I applaud your effort and truly feel that this was taxpayer money very well-spent."